Meet the Chair

Peter Roland, MD, Chair, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Peter Roland, M.D.
Chair, Department of Otolaryngology

Peter Roland, M.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology and Professor of Neurological Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is Chief of Pediatric Otology at Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Roland has completed a fellowship in otology, neurotology, and skull base surgery and his practice is limited to that subspecialty. He deals with problems in hearing, ear disease, balance disturbance, facial nerve injury and tumors of the skull base including acoustic neuroma. He has a special interest and much experience in the area of cochlear implantation.

Dr. Roland received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 1976 and completed his otolaryngology residency training at Penn State University in 1980. Dr. Roland spent four years in the United States Navy stationed at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. During his tour in the Navy, he was on the faculty of the Uniform Services, the University of Health Sciences, and served as a consultant to the National Institutes of Health. Following his four-year tour in the Navy, he spent a year in fellowship training at the E.A.R. Institute in Nashville, Tennessee, specializing in otology, neurotology, and skull base surgery.

He is the author of more than 150 publications on ear surgery, cochlear implants, hearing loss, balance disturbance, facial nerve injury, acoustic neuroma and tumors of the skull base. He has authored two books: “Hearing Loss” and “Ototoxicity.”